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Tax money from hotels and motels from Roseburg is going to help fund a 20-minute documentary, a quilt show, an article in a wine magazine, an art show and brochures for the Floed-Lane House.The city’s Economic Development Commission met Tuesday for its twice yearly meeting to award tourism grant money. Applications for the grants are accepted and considered before recipients
Published: January 15, 2016
Local wine grape growers and wine makers are proud of the attention Umpqua Valley wineries have been receiving recently. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Southern Oregon one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2016” and local wineries won 28 medals in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.Central Douglas County has over 30 wineries and there are designated wine
Published: January 12, 2016
The new year is alive with enthusiasm from Sutherlin area businesses and residents alike. Sutherlin City of Flags ... Discover Our Backyard is the inspirational motto adopted mid-2015 as the Sutherlin Flag Walk was launched. It is heartwarming to see tourists and local residents alike stopping to read the monuments with a mixture of curiosity and reverence. 2015 saw new
Published: January 3, 2016
At age 67, this fine man passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. He was born July 10, 1948, in Swickley, Pennsylvania, to an Italian father and Croatian mother. A larger than life personality, he was a modern-age renaissance man; passionate, full of energy with a magnanimous personae and he lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed a diverse and
Published: December 7, 2015
The city of Elkton has been on an upward trajectory the past decade, transforming itself from a focus on timber to one of the area’s busier tourist sites with award-winning wineries, renowned smallmouth bass fishing and a popular butterfly sanctuary. This past year especially, Douglas County’s smallest incorporated city has experienced “exponential” growth, in Elkton terms, with the opening of
Published: November 29, 2015
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.POLICE LOGMondayDouglas County sheriff7:57 a.m. — Caller is allergic to marijuana and her neighbors are growing it in the area in the 3100 block of Reuben Road. She wants to know if
Published: November 3, 2015
A life-long motorcycle enthusiast and former racer, Stephen Reustle first arrived in Douglas County behind the wheel of a Winnebago.He had sold his New York marketing company and moved to California in search of property for a vineyard, with a focus on the grape-rich Napa Valley.He’d heard whispers about Oregon’s burgeoning wine industry and decided to head up Interstate 5
Published: November 1, 2015
Wow, this year has really just sped by and now comes winter and all the great activities it brings. Oakland is proud to be the home of a tradition that dates back 100 years or more, caroling around the tree that is placed in the intersection of Locust and 2nd Streets. The decoration of downtown and the tree is scheduled
Published: November 1, 2015
The 12 glasses in front of me were lined in rows of four. Each was a third filled with red wine and I was about to make a fool of myself.The guy on my left was Stephen Reustle and we were seated deep within his amazing Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyard Wine Cave, ready to sample some of his award-winning
Published: November 1, 2015
The 26th annual Celebration of Caring, a benefit for local nonprofit agencies, will be held at Macy’s from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19.The Celebration of Caring is an event for people 21 and older featuring thousands of dollars in prizes and exclusive offers, live music, food and beverages from more than 25 Umpqua Valley eateries, wineries, breweries and caterers.Macy’s
Published: October 29, 2015
The Hanna family plans to build a high-end hotel on Mulholland Drive near Interstate 5 and Garden Valley Boulevard.Polly Johnson, president of Hanna Hospitality VII, said the current plan calls for a Hampton Inn & Suites with 100-plus rooms to be built on what the family calls the “midway,” a mostly empty piece of land between the Windmill Inn and
Published: October 23, 2015
The Oct. 3 Great Umpqua Palate Challenge fundraiser for Casa de Belen, a transitional living program for homeless teens, was cancelled because of the Umpqua Community College tragedy, but with the help of a local church, the nonprofit has found another way to raise funds while the city mourns for UCC victims.“I highly want to stress that our minds at
Published: October 14, 2015
Parents, teachers, sweethearts, bosses and friends tell us to try new things, meet new people. Yet those who study where we end up find that we cling very close to our own social tribe. We tend to replicate ourselves.Nonetheless, exploring our world remains the best path to a rich and full life. It’s essential when you confront a roadblock or
Published: October 13, 2015
Guitarist Timothy Patrick is set to play My Coffee & The Wine Experience at 5 p.m. Friday.Patrick, who has been a professional entertainer since 1984, plays acoustic guitar in the Eugene area — mostly at night clubs and wineries. He has a stated mission of creating memorable experiences “through music, stories, images and comedy.”The show will kick off at 5
Published: September 30, 2015
WINCHESTER — The learning center at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute is also a commercial venture for the program at Umpqua Community College.After SOWI’s wine making area and equipment made their debut a year ago with one client and 8 tons of grapes, this fall the facility is being used by one local vineyard to process 40 tons of grapes
Published: September 27, 2015
The Dairy Queen tradition of ice cream cakes, soft serve ice cream cones and banana splits ended Aug. 31 in Myrtle Creek.The Dairy Queen restaurant at 151 Main St. closed on that date. The eatery is estimated to be about 65 years old. Bill and Barbara Lebengood purchased the business in 1969 and their son Tom Lebengood took over ownership
Published: September 27, 2015
Eugene-based rockers The Koz will return to Henry Estate Winery on Saturday, the band’s first performance since playing its annual festival “Henry Goes Wine.” Starting at 4:30 p.m., the winery, located at 687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua, will host a watch party for the Oregon versus Michigan State football game. Then, at 7 p.m., The Koz will take the stage
Published: September 10, 2015
The Downtown Roseburg Association will present this year’s Taste of Downtown and Harvest Wine Walk on Sept. 10.Roseburg residents are encouraged to stroll among local wineries and breweries and to taste the offerings, compare wine and food pairings and enjoy the evolution of downtown.The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m.Information: 541-430-4443.
Published: September 9, 2015
You can begin to see images rising at four intersections in Roseburg’s Town Center.Soon a bicycle wheel will cover the intersection at Washington and Main streets; streams and river sports will meander around Washington and Jackson; a crosscut of a huge tree will span Oak and Main, and a salmon will swim northeasterly across Oak and Jackson.The health of any
Published: September 8, 2015
There is a great opportunity for you to explore our local wine region on Saturday and Sunday. The Umpqua Valley Winegrowers have organized a self-guided wine tour for that weekend and it will be a great way to experience the bounty of our region.There is a lot of excitement at our local wineries this year. This will be one of
Published: September 8, 2015
Labor Day Weekend and Fort Umpqua Days are nearly over, and the kids are back at school, but fall is busy and beautiful in Elkton.Community Doins’The Elkton Community Education Center remains open daily with the produce stand full of late summer veggies and the nursery offering evergreens and perennials that are best planted as the days cool, but frost remains
Published: September 6, 2015
The Downtown Roseburg Association will present this year’s Taste of Downtown and Wine Walk on Sept. 10.Roseburg residents are encouraged to stroll between local wineries and breweries and to taste the offerings, compare wine and food pairings and enjoy the evolution of downtown.The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m.Information: 541-430-4443.
Published: September 4, 2015
Before Labor Day comes and goes and autumn reintroduces itself, folks around the country will likely try to wring out the last drops of summer. In that spirit, Delfino Winery will host its sixth and possibly largest Celtic Festival this weekend. The festival will showcase music ranging from Scandinavian songs to storied Celtic tunes, as well as celebrating how such
Published: September 2, 2015
Umpqua Velo Club’s Vineyard Tour Bike Ride will be Sept. 12.The event will offer five cycling routes, all of them starting and finishing at River Forks Park. The routes, accommodating riders of all abilities, will be 15, 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Each route will use lightly traveled rural roads that follow the Umpqua River. Cyclists will pedal past
Published: August 30, 2015
The transition of employee to owner seems to becoming a trend at While Away Books.Karen Tolley started the book store and after 10 years, sold it to employee Peggy Cheatham. Then 11 years later, Cheatham sold to employee Josh Jones. Partnering with Jones in the purchase is his father Tom Jones and his brother Jeff Jones. Josh Jones has been
Published: August 23, 2015
Before groups like Nirvana rode their grungy teen spirit and hipper-than-thou attitudes straight to the top of the charts, the rock ’n’ roll firmament was ruled by bands that preferred teased hair, tight pants and wailing guitars.Bands with names like Journey and Foreigner, Asia and Europe, Husker Du and Motley Crüe. Bands with important things to say about rebel yells
Published: August 12, 2015
On a recent trip to Canada, I purchased a few wines that were made locally. Canadians make surprisingly good wines. The wines I sampled were from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. One of the indicators of quality that I noticed, as I was looking at all the wines in the shop, was a stamp or sticker on the bottle
Published: August 11, 2015

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